Thread: Where can I find help files for Code::Blocks

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    Where can I find help files for Code::Blocks

    My understanding is the old help files from http://onnerby.se/~daniel/chm/d now longer work for Code::Blocks users who us Windows 7 and above.

    Does anyone know where to find Help or CHM files that can be integrated into Code::Blocks. Please post a link if possible.

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    I know this is probably not a satisfying answer, but have you considered another IDE? Last time I used Code::Blocks it struck me as rather antiquated and cluttered. Visual Studio 2015 or QtCreator (even if you don't use Qt) might give you more satisfaction.

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    There's also Sublime Text and Atom as well.

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    No Thank You. Visual Studio any version requires to much drive space and the learning cure is pretty heavy. I prefer Code::Blocks over it any way. QtCreator ??? I've been using CB too long to switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papagym177 View Post
    No Thank You. Visual Studio any version requires to much drive space and the learning cure is pretty heavy. I prefer Code::Blocks over it any way. QtCreator ??? I've been using CB too long to switch.
    It's fine to prefer CB but your mentality itself is dumb. "Using it too long to switch" is the kiss of death of a programmer. If you're a programmer, you change with the times all the time. If your tools can no longer do the job, you no longer use them.

    But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

    Text editors like Sublime and Atom are very simple to pick up and use and offer a decent amount of the features. The only thing CB has is that it's got a compiler but even then, I never really cared for its interface with regards to setting compiler options.

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    Slightly related to the OP question, what format of help files tend to be used cross platform.
    chm is what the OP wants; but, what other formats exist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stahta01
    what format of help files tend to be used cross platform.
    chm is what the OP wants; but, what other formats exist?
    Text, PDF, HTML, Markdown, and various other markup languages/formats

    Speaking of these, a quick search of the Web for "code blocks help" brought up: Code::Blocks user manual available in PDF, CHM, and HTML formats.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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    Have you tried pressing F1 on the keyboard?

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